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Faces on Faith: Easter and Etta: A Tale of Resurrection

April 19, 2017 Often when I think about resurrection I remember Etta Simpson. I met her several years ago when I took a group of teenagers and adults from my then congregation to Mound Bayou, Mississippi. more »»

Shell Shocked: Pence leaves Sanibel a changed man

April 19, 2017 Vice President Pence paid Sanibel a surprise visit recently and publicly expressed his admiration for the balance between commercial and environmental interests. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ rocks

April 19, 2017 When “Jesus Christ Superstar” opened on Broadway in 1971, it had already sold over two and a half million record albums. more »»

Living Sanibel: Eastern diamondback and pigmy rattlesnake

April 19, 2017 Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) VENOMOUS! The largest rattlesnake in the world, this venomous pit viper is still common throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Shell Shocked: Back to the North

April 13, 2017 Sanibel’s snow birds are beginning to test their wings. We’re now into April and many seasonal residents are thinking northern thoughts. more »»

In the Garden: Starburst clerodendrum: bursting with blooms

April 13, 2017 Starburst clerodendrum (clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garden. more »»

Theater Notes: Two plays: One brilliant fluff and one totally real

April 13, 2017 The brutally real play was one I would have urged you to go see. Unfortunately, its run was too short, only two weekends, March 30 through April 1 and April 6-8. more »»

Poetic License: My Carmella

April 13, 2017 Prince Charming gave a royal ball So he could dance with Cinderella, But when he came to Palestine He danced all night with my Carmella. more »»

Living Sanibel: The bull shark

April 13, 2017 In recent years, the bull shark has replaced both the great white and the tiger shark as the most dangerous shark in the ocean. The reason is simple. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Captains for Clean Water quantifies water quality impact with numbers

April 13, 2017 “In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifferen. more »»

Faces on Faith: When silence isn’t golden

April 13, 2017 When President Trump announced that the press was the enemy, it was a stunning moment for all of us who value truth. more »»

On the Water: Fish are on the move — and hungry

April 13, 2017 The first week of April brought warm weather allowing water temperatures to rise and remain well above 70 degrees all week. more »»

Shell Shocked: The white badge of courage

April 5, 2017 I was leaving a Sanibel restaurant the other day with a white bandage on my face. As I passed a nearby table another gentleman had a similar bandage on his face. He saw me and I saw him. more »»

Living Sanibel: The strangler fig is one of the most important plants in SW Florida

April 5, 2017 Considered by many botanists to be one of the most fascinating plants on earth, the strangler fig is also one of the most important plants in Southwest Florida. more »»

Poetic License: Making nothing happen

April 5, 2017 Poetry makes nothing happen… W.H. Auden Whatever their race, color, station or education — poetry makes nothing happen for most people and perishes easily from their Earth. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Cave’ runs through April 8 at Theatre Conspiracy

April 5, 2017 Whatever you do, do not miss Theatre Conspiracy’s latest offering, the world premiere of Jeff Lindsay’s powerful play, “Cave!” Playwright Jeff Lindsay is best known for his award-winning bestseller... more »»

Theater Notes: Courageous Theater: Anti-semitism and racism

April 5, 2017 I celebrate the brave and confronting live theater here in Southwest Florida. Two of the very best productions are “must sees” and on our stages right now. more »»

In the Garden: Miracle fruit

April 5, 2017 Miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is truly a miraculous plant with the amazing ability to actually transform your taste buds! Originating in West Africa, the berries from this plant have been... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Arts in Healthcare program alleviates stress for patients and family members

April 5, 2017 Hospitals are pretty much places where most of us want to spend as little time as possible. Hospitals serve a fixed purpose, but time spent there is usually stressful. more »»

The Waterman's Corner: Thoughts of watermen

April 5, 2017 A new column by Solutions To Avoid Red Tide (START) is making its debut today, which you will continue to see in future issues. A corner where the love of the sea will be share. more »»



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